Cover Up: High Schools Crack Down On Freakum Dresses And Pre-Teens Parading That P At Prom

- By Bossip Staff

Just say NO to the dress SMH

The Wall Street Journal reports that high schools across the U.S. are preventing teens from reaching their full ratchet girl potential this prom season by banning dresses that show of their underage lady parts:

Schools from Connecticut to Arizona are responding to risqué prom dresses with elaborate dress codes. Prom fashion in some stores goes way beyond plunging necklines and hiked-up hems to include low-slung backs, thigh-high slits and midriff-bearing cutouts.

To avoid having to turn away tearful girls on the big night, prom organizers are taking pre-emptive action, issuing specific guidelines early, offering dress approval in advance and relying on image-heavy PowerPoint presentations to make it crystal clear what styles will, and won’t, be allowed at the dance.

The trend toward revealing prom dresses comes straight from Hollywood, says Catherine Moellering, executive vice president of trend-spotting firm Tobe. Teen girls notice Jennifer Lopez’s skintight dress at the Academy Awards, the barely-there costumes on TV hit “Dancing With the Stars” and the Real Housewives’ revealing wardrobes.

To deal with cleavage, the dress code asks girls to place the index finger on one side of the collarbone and the thumb on the other. “If any skin shows beneath your hand…your dress is too low-cut,” the dress code reads.

Ellison Garrett, 17 and a junior at Lee County High School in Leesburg, Ga., tried on a dozen prom styles and found only a few that met the dress code. Ms. Garrett opted for a pink strapless gown that didn’t pose a problem. “It’s not like they’re asking you to dress like a nun or anything,” she says.

We remember a time when the only thing we had to worry about at prom was whether or not the drinks were spiked and which skank threw away their baby in the dumpster. Get it together ladies!


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